Ryan Reynolds’ perfect travel tipple
The Deadpool actor and gin aficionado talks Aviation American Gin, Wrexham AFC and why he loves New Orleans
Why did you want to get involved with Aviation American Gin?
My only goal was to own a gin I found delicious. I literally bought the brand because I kept ordering the same Negroni, only discovering afterwards that it was Aviation Gin that made the Negroni so wonderful. This whole endeavour has wildly exceeded my admittedly low expectations.
What’s your favourite Aviation American Gin memory?
I love an Aviation and soda. And, since we’re gearing up for Deadpool 3, I’d say it would be me and our director Shawn Levy, with whom I did Free Guy and The Adam Project, having a couple of Aviation and sodas in Tribeca (where we both live) and plotting Deadpool 3.
What route do you fly the most?
Lately, it’s been to Wrexham in Wales. Rob McElhenney and I bought the football club there and I am just having the best time watching them play and visiting Wales. Apart from seeing a match, visitors to Wrexham should have a pint at The Turf. It’s the bar that adjoins the stadium and you will quickly learn what makes Wrexham so special after a visit there. I made the mistake of doing gin shots last time I was in. I blame Rob.
Where is somewhere you travel to again and again, and what do you love about it?
New Orleans. It’s a genuinely magical town and every time we visit we find something new and interesting to do. That place can be called many things, but boring is not one of them.
What are your three flight essentials?
AirPods, a pillow and my family or friends. I am not the best flyer so I need things that relax me and those things all do that.
What’s your pre-flight routine?
I tend not to drink too much at altitude so I’ll usually have one in the lounge or right as I get on the plane. If I’m with my children – same routine but two drinks.
Aviation American Gin is available to enjoy on board long-haul and short-haul flights (the latter via the Speedbird Café) as well as in the Aviation Gin bar in BA’s Club Lounge in JFK airport and all US and UK lounges
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